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Stock, Oliver

geboren 1965, ist seit 2005 Korrespondent des Handelsblattes in der Schweiz.
Von Zürich aus berichtet er über Unternehmen und Börse.

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The author has so far published 1 article on euro|topics.

1.  Article | 19/02/2008

A crisis spreads around the world

Oliver Stock explains how US property owners with insufficient funds are causing the world economy to falter. What kind of consequences will the crisis have in Europe? » more

3 articles of this author have been cited in the European Press Review so far.

Handelsblatt - Germany | 28/02/2014

Wulff's acquittal a warning to journalists

Former German president Christian Wulff was acquitted of accepting favours while in public office on Thursday. He was accused of having used his influence to promote a film by producer David Groenewald after the latter had paid entertainment expenses for Wulff's family. Wulff remains a sad case, but the media didn't exactly cut a good figure in the affair either, the liberal business daily Handelsblatt concludes: "Christian Wulff fought for his honour and won. But he has lost everything else: his wife and office, his house and home. ... The role we, the media, played doesn't put our branch in a good light. A suspicion that was confirmed turned into a national witch-hunt against the head of state which focussed on even the most trivial details. ... We journalists must constantly decide where the public interest ends and the integrity of the private sphere begins. The Wulff affair is another example for our textbooks."

Handelsblatt - Germany | 30/09/2011

Robbing the financially innocent

The German Bundestag acted irresponsibly with its vote to increase Germany's contribution to the euro bailout fund, writes the liberal business paper Handelsblatt: "Very likely our children will realise that their parents and their representatives set a mechanism in motion that robbed them of their financial innocence even before they were born. A mechanism that concocted a mountain of debt for the future that in their lifetimes will make Europe dwindle to insignificance compared with other economic regions. ... Excuses to the effect that the money is only a loan guarantee are of little use. They merely reveal that none of those who have said 'Yes' to the increased bailout fund can know what the consequences of this decision will be. In such a situation It would have helped to stick to what is known for certain. For example the Swabian proverb: Those who pledge money would do better to give it outright. Those who can't give money shouldn't pledge it. The Members of the Bundestag failed to heed these words."

Handelsblatt - Germany | 10/02/2011

A dangerous giant emerges

The fusion between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext would result in the largest stock market operator worldwide, putting both staff and customers at a disadvantage, the liberal business paper Handelsblatt comments: "The new stock exchange won't confine itself to its domestic markets but will be active where there are still markets to be acquired: in Asia and South America. This will make stock exchange operators in London and elsewhere look like regional exchanges by comparison. ... So who stands to lose from the merger? Apart from competing exchanges, this will above all be the staff and customers of the new exchange. Employees will only be kept on if the new giant grows faster than it sinks costs. And customers must also beware: giants have a tendency to dictate prices. It would be an irony of this merger - which came about as the result of a price war - if stock trading became more expensive in future."

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